So how do you figure out what Google does? Google itself suggests I look at an article by @JoannaG in the @Guardian.It’s sad when you have to resort to @Wikipedia or @TechCrunch to figure out what a company does, because their own website can’t explain it.— Manu Kumar (@ManuKumar) July 23, 2017
But the article is over five years old. It's what Google once did.
Oh my. And that doesn't even tell you what Google does. It tells you a bit about what Google+ does!— Joanna Geary ⚡️ (@JoannaG) July 24, 2017
So let's have another go. What does Google actually do?
It's the world's largest bus shelter? No seriously, what does Google really do?
So it makes their algorithm reward marketers? It's really that simple?
Joanna Geary, Google: What is it and what does it do? (Guardian, 23 April 2012)
Greg McFarlane, How Does Google Make Its Money? (Investopedia, 22 November 2012)
Relevance Blog, What Does Google Really Do? (10 June 2013)